Daoism: Tradition and Transition 9th International Conference on Daoist Studies Boston University, May 29-June1, 2014 For the last ten years, the series of international conferences on Daoist Studies has been instrumental in enhancing the study, application, and awareness of Daoism throughout the world.
The only major Daoist conference series, it follows a tradition that began in Boston (2003) and continued through Mt. Qingcheng (2004), Fraueninsel in Bavaria (2006), Hong Kong (2007), Mt. Wudang (2009), Los Angeles (2010), Mt. Nanyue (2011), and Ammersee Lake near Munich (2012).
The 8th international conference on Daoist Studies, in June 2012, is being held in Germany:
Right on the shore of the Ammersee lake, close to the city of Munich, the location offers great facilities, including a bath house on the lake, a boat pier, tennis and volley ball courts, a bowling alley, and lots of green lawns for qigong, taiji quan, and more.
Come to a spectacular mountain in New Mexico and explore how living a Daoist life can make a difference in the world today, how Daoism can provide a more appropriate worldview, conceptual structures, and behavioral guidelines that allow us to treat self, society, nature, and the cosmos as one interconnected webwork and thereby bring healing to the people and harmony to the world.
To immerse ourselves in Dao, our day begins with qigong stretches. After breakfast we explore six areas of progressive unfolding: cosmic thinking, mental ease, energetic potency, body awareness, social connection, and being in nature. In each case, we use original sources from key religious scriptures. Lunch follows, and a break period for resting, hiking, or more active practice.
In the afternoon, we experiment with a form of Daoist cultivation: sitting in oblivion, visualization, dietetics, daoyin exercises (breathing, qi-guiding), interpersonal connection, and Feng Shui. Preparing a healthy, whole-foods dinner while applying positive internal energy, we continue our discussion of Daoist worldview and lifestyle choices and as well as of issues of social transformation and global vision, ever more ready to live a Daoist life full of harmony and integration.
Dates: Sept. 11-18, 2010
Location: Bear Mountain Range, Cibola National Forest, south of Albuquerque
Daoism Today: Science, Health, Ecology
6th International Conference on Daoist Studies
Loyola Marymount University, June 2-6, 2010
The sixth in a series of major conferences on Daoist studies and modern application, this continues a tradition that began in Boston (2003) and continued through Mt. Qingcheng (2004), Fraueninsel in Bavaria (2006), Hong Kong (2007), and Mt. Wudang (2009).
This year’s location is the spectacular campus of LMU in Los Angeles, with its scenic overlook of the Pacific Ocean and easy access to the airport and California sightseeing.
The theme is the application of Daoist theory and practice in the world today. Preferred topics include: Daoism in relation to science, medicine, cultivation, spirituality, history, culture, arts, music, ecology, ethics, and more. Click here to view the conference abstracts.